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by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 08 2007 2:05am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Clyte motor + all weather use = Wow!
Replies: 20
Views: 3013

THAT'S the money shot.. thanks much Mathurin! -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 08 2007 1:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Back Gas Tax Owed For Gas Not Used While Running Alt. Fuels
Replies: 16
Views: 3710

That's just fukt!

A large portion of fuel tax is supposed to go towards road maintenance. Does it? Not in my world. It goes to a fund that gets raided by the hawks while the potholes get larger.

This reeks of the peak-oil "conspiracy."


Be disagreeable, -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 08 2007 12:48am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Clyte motor + all weather use = Wow!
Replies: 20
Views: 3013

Yikes! I can't tell where/if the potting ends and the silt begins.

Could one of our French speaking friends direct us to the directions provided by Velectris to take this motor apart, see voo play (sorry, hooked on phonics) ? -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 08 2007 12:09am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

Removing the side covers can be a challenge.. Not easy.. and for god sakes.. BE CAREFUL as the magnets are strong and will take your fingertips hostage if you get them in the wrong place at the wrong time.... :shock: Big time thanks for the (finger) tips! Got any pics? I beleive the covers are sand...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 07 2007 2:34pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

Snipped and pasted from the E-scooter pics section.. ..My wheel also shook violently the first time I spun it off the ground but after my first ride it all evened out. I think the rubber just needs to seat itself properly and once you ride it around a little it'll do that.. Now there's some obscure ...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 07 2007 12:38pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

xyster wrote: Laced into a 24" wheel, mine goes 44mph at 80 volts. What'r yur plans, man?
I'm going BIG.

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:D

-S
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 07 2007 1:29am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

Stevil, how would this 5304 perform if you were riding on it normally? Would it be like riding on an elliptical wheel? Oops. Sorry, I missed that point. Here is my theory- Unsprung weight is a bitch to work with. Mounted in the center of this rotating mass is the majority of the wheels' weight. If ...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 07 2007 12:58am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

Sure Xyster, it works like this- I attached the X5 into the fork, which is clamped into my vise stand. Then, I mounted a dial indicator which is attached to an adjustable fixture on a magnetic base (pictured above). For this measurement, I set the tip of the indicator against the side cover and turn...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 06 2007 11:39pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

:cry: How to balance the thing? What if the magnet ring has run-out in more than one plane w/regard to the stator? I guess I'm a fan of trial and error kludging; how the heck can you balance it if it's got run-out? Oh man, I only wish I knew. My suspicion is that the side covers are fukt.. http://i...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 05 2007 12:28am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

Meows? Hmm, sorry Mathurin.. must be the Canadian language filter.

All seriousness aside- have you seen the movie, Super Troopers? -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 05 2007 12:08am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

The bar moves ever higher.. phew! Meow am I supposed to take an X5 motor -with .035" of runout- into the 50MPH club? Meow I am seriously considering taking this motor apart to balance it. I would really like to understand meow these motors can be SO far out of tolerance, but roll smoothly at sp...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 04 2007 10:55pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

Stevil, I always associated you with the cool, one-off scooters, did you just buy an x5 and it's not performing right? Well thanks for saying so, Xyster 8) Yep, I bought a brand-spanking-new (5304), unspoked, silver X5. After the bench-test and runout measurements.. I was a little upset/depressed. ...
by Stevil_Knevil
Mar 04 2007 4:09am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?
Replies: 46
Views: 17368

Does your X5 Hub Motor Hop At Speed?

This poll specifically concerns the X5 Crystalyte hub motors. These are also known as "X-lyte" and "Pheonix" motors. I'm especially interested to hear from those that are running 48 volts and higher. This is a multi-part question; - When you stand next to your bike, lift the whee...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 27 2007 1:56am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: The Great "Gearing vs Hub Motor" Debate
Replies: 457
Views: 59608

I'll exhale a sigh of relief. I've seen an awful lot of worthwhile words spilled here.. must admit that I'm leaning towards hub motors.


=^) -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 20 2007 10:26pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: * * * The Minimal Ammeter? * * *
Replies: 107
Views: 19034

Stevil_Knevil wrote:Ten LEDs ranging from green to yellow to red would be even better.
..IF more resolution would be better for you. -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 20 2007 10:22pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: * * * The Minimal Ammeter? * * *
Replies: 107
Views: 19034

I don't know it's part number, but I have this really cool LED that ranges through three colors; Red Green Blue. It's mounted in the mouth of a really cool blue gecko carabiner key chain, so I just can't bring myself to break it open. One heads-up RGB LED indicator (coupled to an analog meter) would...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 20 2007 9:54pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Instructable: dual inner-tube modification
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Instructable: dual inner-tube modification

Flat insurance. You can do it yourself. It's free... and it's EASY!

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http://www.instructables.com/id/ECFUTKS5NREPORTJH9/

Ridefastakechances;^)
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 18 2007 11:44pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: I screwed up again
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

I laughed so hard at that last pic, I totally forgot to re-post the 50 MPH club thread. Rich! Damn it! I expected more from the Borg!

:lol:


-S
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 17 2007 2:34am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: How To: Low Ambient Voltage Alarm
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

How To: Low Ambient Voltage Alarm

So, you have a 36V pack of sealed lead/acid batteries powering your favorite scoot. It's been a few years since you bought it, and the batteries are now spent. This is not really a bad thing.. you've been thinking about fitting a pack of one of the new (NiMH, Lipo, A123) battery chemistries, and now...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 14 2007 12:54pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: The Great "Gearing vs Hub Motor" Debate
Replies: 457
Views: 59608

Stevil, you mean mount a xlyte motor where the jackshaft is and use it like a Stokemonkey? Hello Richard! Yes, something like Todd Fahrners' (brilliant) Stokemonkey design.. http://cleverchimp.com/csi/img/IMG_1477.jpg ..but rather than turning the cranks, transmit the power directly to the rear whe...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 14 2007 1:30am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: The Great "Gearing vs Hub Motor" Debate
Replies: 457
Views: 59608

Great thread! This topic has recieved a sound thrashing by folks that have alot of first-hand experience living with both types of electromotive drive, so I thought I should comment. Just an idea that I have been contemplating.. ..first, consider that a hub motor is mounted by it's axle. http://endl...
by Stevil_Knevil
Feb 04 2007 3:08am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Colour poll
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Personally, I like the aesthetic of a "cold" color contrasted by a "warm" color for visibility. Titanium and Bright Red just look right together. If it has to be only one color, blue.. or black. I like having one of each to suit whatever riding mood I happen to be in. :wink: -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 29 2007 12:11am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: A Funny thing happened today
Replies: 8
Views: 1960

Hey Knoxie,

Saved by the hub motor, eh? Chains.. who needs 'em?! :D

Your Mum must be proud! -S
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 28 2007 11:30pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Should "Fechter" be appointed to an admin position
Replies: 9
Views: 3004

Absolutely, the World Tae Kwan-Do Federation should alway be represented.

:D

-S
by Stevil_Knevil
Jan 19 2007 1:08am
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: E-bike Hub (or otherwise) Motors - Where to buy them
Replies: 35
Views: 41566

Yep, costy.. don't forget to add a sturdy bicycle, plus another 400 bux for the Xtracycle attachment to bolt the Stokemonkey kit to- http://www.xtracycle.com/freeradical-hitchless-trailer-convert-your-bike-p-2.html It certainly seems stupid-expensive, yet it has enabled many folks to go totally car-...